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. this morning the senate's top democrat harry reid said while congress mourns the death of ted kennedy it only pushes them forward to enact health care reform. armando trull for 9 news now and wusa9.com. >>> we knew senator kennedy was living with brain cancer but there were recent signs his health was detear rating. last week he asked massachusetts lawmakers to revamp state law allowing them to appoint his replacement rather than holding a special election. he wanted to make sure massachusetts had two votes in the senate and he did not attend the funeral of his sister, eunice kennedy shriver. the founder of the special olympics died at age 88. senator kennedy blamed his health from keeping him from the funeral. >>> news of the senator's death came down early this morning. there's plenty of reaction on the web. kristin fisher has that part of the story. good morning. >> that's right. it is the big story on the web this morning, both on websites here at home and overseas. now, senator kennedy was a senator from massachusetts, but he really was a national political figure and very well known ar
maneuvering for a simple majority instead of the threshold. harry reid said if he can't get a by partisan bill through, he'll vote part son. orrin hatch said lawmakers can learn a lot from kennedy. >> he could bring together all the base groups of the democratic party. they wouldn't take him on. >> kennedy had something most members in the senate don't have he could afford to wait. and he didn't have to worry about attacks from the left, over 47-year career. >> he had the ability and knowledge to get into a political situation and make the compromises and he knew there might be some people who might be unhappy but no one was going to say, take it out for no good reason. >> so far, no action. next up, gang of six, bipartisan group in the senate committee they have a conference call this friday. >> dick cheney accusing president obama's administration of under mining national security. in a fox news exclusive, cheney slams the justice department's decision to investigate terror interrogators. it's such a terrible precedent by looking back at the previous administration. >> you think it's a polit
're pushing harder on health care reform. senate majority leader harry reid says they'll rededicate themselves to the causes kennedy championed. he had been working the phones from his sickbed even, trying to push through health care reform. >>> democrats is what one astronaut tweeted after nasa scratched a shuttle launch for the second time. weather was the culprit on tuesday. nasa hopes to launch the shuttle early friday after testing the valve. >>> an airplane flew into washington's restricted air space. get this. it's the very same plane that caused an evacuation of the white house four years ago. a student pilot got within ten miles of raggal national airport yesterday before it was intercepted by coast guard helicopters. i know. makes you shake your head. those are system of the headlines we're working on this morni morning. >>> how's the coffee, huh? i'm robin meade. morning, sunshine. >>> we have to look back at the legacy of senator kennedy. richard lui, it's a long one. you mentioned even from his sickbed he was working, making calls. a fighter to the end. >> that's right. he returne
the senate majority leader harry reid. the two will head the dump harry reid political action committee. although none of the top republican town declared it their intention, there strategy is to challenge -- and their strategy is to challenge mr. reid. you may have seen some of this video. angry protesters shouting and democrats over the weekend, only and leaving them one hope of getting the message out. in texas, one official was drowned out by a noisy demonstrators has he tried to talk about health care reform. we have our first phone call on the republican line. caller: cash for clunkers, if anyone thinks that the democrat party is for the so-called working man, i think this is proof positive that they are more interested in money than they are their constituents. also, about this trip of bill clinton to north korea, they were going to send a delivery -- hillary along to accompany him, but they were afraid they were going to take on too much sniper fire. you know how that goes. host: good morning. if you want to give us a call, republicans, 202-737-0001. democrats, 202-737-0002. we
recognize a lawyer when i see one. listen, i'm a registered democrat! >> nancy pelosi, harry reid and all these people in congress in the senate, are they going to be willing to be on the same plan they're asking us to be on? glenn: america, democrats and republicans, ask yourself, are these unreasonable questions to ask? well, let's see how they're responding now. here is nancy pelosi and barbara boxer. >> i saw some of the clips of people storming these town hall meetings. the last time i saw well dressed people doing this was when al gore asked me to go down to florida when they were recounting the ballots and i was concerned it was the same type of people. >> you be the judge. they are thugs at the town hall meetings. >> i have never seen well-dressed people do these things unless they were with the al gore thing. are they stealing healthcare now? nancy pelosi, i know you can't produce any documents or minutes of where you were briefed by the c.i.a., but could you produce not new photos because i'm sure they will be yerve ry where now, but can you produce a photo any evidence of all o
in taking down the senate majority leader harry reid. the two will head the dump harry reid political action committee. although none of the top republican town declared it their intention, there strategy is to challenge -- and their strategy is to challenge mr. reid. you may have seen some of this video. angry protesters shouting and democrats over the weekend, only and leaving them one hope of getting the message out. in texas, one official was drowned out by a noisy demonstrators has he tried to talk about health care reform. we have our first phone call on the republican line. caller: cash for clunkers, if anyone thinks that the democrat party is for the so-called working man, i think this is proof positive that they are more interested in money than they are their constituents. also, about this trip of bill clinton to north korea, they were going to send a delivery -- hillary along to accompany him, but they were afraid they were going to take on too much sniper fire. you know how that goes. host: good morning. if you want to give us a call, republicans, 202-737-0001. democrats, 202-737
're not going to stand here. [ shouting ] >> harry reid and the rest of the people in congress and the senate, are they going to be willing to be on the same plan they're asking us to be on? >> but nobody's talking about setting up -- putting 47 million people in a public plan. we don't know that's going to be part of the bill. what we are talking about -- what we are talking about is giving people who don't have health insurance options. >> a direct assault on our personal liberties, our prernl freedom, our personal privacy. you need to open it up to the free markets. you need to get the government the hell out of our way. >> meanwhile, the health care industry is spending tens of billions of dollars to influence the reform debate and the battle is about to get even more fierce. our national political correspondent jessica yellin has that part of the story. >> reporter: here are some staggering numbers. $39 million. that's the amount of money the insurance industry has spent on lobbying since march. $133 million, the amount spent by the rest in the fight for health care reform. >> the frenet
harry reid sayses it will pass. >> we'll pass cash for clunkers. >> when do you think you'll do it. >> before we leave here. >> do you have the people for it? >> yes. >> republican leaders say they won't block the vote. >>> two russian subs have been patrols off the u.s. they have not seen something like it off the cold war. there's no reason for concern. the subs are hundreds of miles away in international waters and u.s. had advance warning that they were coming. >>> flash floods stranded driversing shut down two universities, and put part of churchill downs racetrack under water. police got thousands of 911 calls. >> this is the worst i've ever seen it. >> i would hesitate to say at least 20 feet. 20 feet from the bottom of the trestle to the roadway. >> 80 hospital patients were moved out because of flooding and water outages. some animals did not make it out of a flooded animal shelter. here's meteorologist bob van dillen with what's on top of the weather today. >> good morning, robin. those thunderstorms washed out overnight but new activity popped up around arkansas. you can
to vote today or tomorrow on pumping another $2 billion into the program. majority leader harry reid said it will pass. >> cash for clunkers, we'll pass cash for clunkers. >> when will you do that? >> before we leave here. >> you think ask you the votes for it? >> yes. >> cash for clunkers would eventually perhaps end friday. republican leaders say they will not block this vote. >>> a quebec dad said he's sorry, sort of, for letting his 7-year-old son drive the family car with the rest of the family in the back seat. the father insists nobody was ever in danger. this is video shot from two years ago, but just arrived on youtube and it's a huge hit. the boy is seen driving on a rural road and it's obviously in the rain. there are the wipers going. the father said he was proud of his boy, he put it on the web to impress his friends, but a lot of outrage. police in quebec are investigating. >>> u.s. military is updating its facebook status. drafting new policy on facebook, myspace and twitter. they have banned networking sites, though they allow troops to access them from their own personal
of control spending, spiraling debt and liberalism. a spokesman for senate majority leader harry reid said the group is distorting the truth and engaging in sleazy campaign tactics. >>> time for our i-report of the day. roger savitz shot this video in maine and said these turkeys are hanging out in the road causing a traffic jam. looking cute, though. you give us your views and turkeys. head to cnn.com/robin to learn how you can become an i-reporter. thanks for that. that was cute. >>> if you're annoyed by those pre-recorded robo calls trying to sell you something, some help is on the way for you. many of those calls are being banned by the government. our money expert jennifer westhoven is here and jen, not all robo calls are being banned, though, right? >> yes, but what's that at dinner? what's that? could it be the sound of silence? >> thank goodness. >> a lot less fewer calls. robo calls from companies will not be allowed starting tomorrow. you can still legally get them from charities, politicians and debt collectors, they got exemptions but the ftc says telemarketers must get written
] >> a vote for cloture it is a procedural vote and i would suspect to support senator harry reid on a bill he wants to bring up to cut off debate on a motion to proceed so the issue can be taken up. that was illustrated when there were 49 republican senators a couple of years ago, and employees free choice act came out, i was the sole republican who voted for cloture so we could take of the bill. it was not to say that i was for the bill, because i am for the principles of a union certification and first contract, but that is an illustration on a procedural issue where i would vote to take up the bill. i think the legislation ought to be considered by the senate. i am not saying there might not be an extreme case where there was a first amendment issue, or if somebody wanted to cut back on the way i supported hate crimes legislation, or the way i have supported fairness and equality for gays, that i might not if there is a constitutional issue. but i expect to be a book to support cloture. -- i expect to be able to support cloture. >> next question? >> senator specter, i am a constituent of y
she can give us some of her other colleagues a call and let them know that, like harry reid, nancy pelosi, who are coming out saying we're g.o.p. hackers. it's insulting, if you think about it. it's absolutely insulting to all of these average janes and joes going out there and want their congressman's ear. greta: dana, thank you. of course, we're watching all of this. thank you. >> thanks, greta. greta: up next, steve moore says he has proof that the stimulus is not working. he's going to tell you. plus, any time you're a mistress slips in a side door with a baby people say is yours, there's probably bad news coming. just ask former senator john edwards. inspired from around the country. from the northeast, try our new garlic-roasted maine lobster and crab bake. or from the south, try our new orleans wood-grilled shrimp jambalaya. for a limited time. at red lobster. if you're using other moisturizing body washes, you might as well be. you see, their moisturizer sits on top of skin, almost as if you're wearing it. only new dove deep moisture has nutriummoisture, a breakthrough form
, harry reid last night, late, apparently reached a zeal. he's got enough votes. they have enough democrats to do anything they want to. but apparently did he reach a deal because some -- he did reach a deal because some republicans were threatening to not make this go through. some speedbumps along the way and perhaps they would have to start their vacation late. nonetheless, $2 billion more for the federal government to buy cars to do that to. peter: do we think that's the end? will there be another $2 billion? gretchen: that's the $2 billion question. peter: is it going to continue if it's successful in the terms of the goal of 750,000 cars being purchased? will there be another billion, another $2 billion, anothe another $3 billion? gretchen: a lot of economists wonder whether or not this is a good program. is it taking demand from buying cars in the next one, two, three years? after you hand out money, du, people are going to buy cars. if you hand out $4,500 to somebody, they're going do it. will they go back and ask $2 billion more? this takes them through labor day. apparen
vilified as a un-american or evil-mongers which harry reid said a few days ago. when you hear all the attacks and demeaning you and me the activities we are undertaking on behalf of freedom, take heart because the american public is looking at the other side's attacks on us and they are looking at their preposterous stands on this issue. their statements on the issue. they are siding with us. americans are about common sense and they get when their freedoms are its stake and they stand up and fight when -- for those freedoms and your in the vanguard. i am encouraged by the poll numbers. i want to take a moment and tell you about americans for prosperity and americans for prosperity foundation. it started four and a half years ago. it was an idea that asked a question. we know that whenever there is a budget fight or tax battle, whether in washington or state capital, we know there are going to be people on the big government side. you always see that. maybe that is the public employee union standing up and saying we need the money for this government service. maybe it is for the r
going home for the august recess. harry reid says he wants to educate members on the bill that has already been passed by one senate committee and another bill that is going through another senate committee. he wants to educate them so that when they go home, they will know what they are talking about. he also agreed to address these heated discussions that have been going on at town hall of dance. >> the american people want health care reform, and we are going to do that. in spite of theรง loud, shrill voices trying to interrupt town hall meetings, throwing a monkey wrench into everything, we are going to continue to be positive and work hard. >> the senate finance committee is trying to wrap up that bill before they go home and the gang of six will continue their negotiations. they hope to have a bill done before they go home as well. jane: what do the poll numbers look like for how americans think about this plan? >> there is a new poll that talks about health care. it asked respondents, turning to the issue of health care, from what you have heard about president obama's plan
connell and also from harry reid, the top democrat on the senate. >> a long ten weeks ago president obama made history when he nominated the nation's first hispanic to be a justs to the united states supreme court. only the third women. this week the senate will make history when we confirm her. judge sonia sotomayor is an american of tremendous qualifications with her academic record and cuveer experience are really second to none. >> judge sotomayor is certainly a fine person with an impressive story and a distinguished background, but a judge must be able to check his or her personal or political agenda at the courtroom door and do justice even handedly as the judicial oath requires. this is the most fundamental test, it's a test that judge sotomayor does not pass. >> so, expect republicans to keep questioning throughout this debate whether sonia sotomayor can remain neutral, as you heard mitch mcconnell say there by his office, their count right now is that 27 republicans have said that they are not going to vote for sonia sotomayor and i also spoke with a leadership aide who thinks they'r
extension needed to keep the program alive, but senate majority leader harry reid announced he is confident it will pass. >> cash for clunkers, we'll pass cash for clunkers. >> when will you do that? >> before we leave here. >> what are we going to do when the $2 billion runs snout are we going to spend another $5 billion? are we in the car business at the retail level forever? >> mitch mcconnell says his party won't block a vote and the matter will be completed. >>> happening today, president obama is headed to indiana where he'll announce a manufacturing grant to talk about his efforts to get the economy back on track. elkhart's unemployment rose to the highest level in the nation. this will be mr. obama's third visit to the area. >>> president obama celebrated his 40th birthday yesterday. he celebrated with this impressive cake there including the presidential seal, but he also had a trick up his sleeve. he surprised helen thomas who turned 89 and shares a birthday with him. she was serenaded with happy birthday. >> it is hard to believe she is 89. >> she's been around for a long time an
of an extension to the popular cash for clunkers program. harry reid said it will get passed before break. as he made the announcement a republican from south carolina said he would not block the bill. he was a vocal critic of cash for clunkers calling it washington's stupidity. two other senators had opposed more funding. they've changed their mind. the ford focus, honda civic, and toyota corolla, prius and camry the top five cars people are buying under the program. >>> one of every ten americans 6 and older was taking anti-depressants. it doubled from 1996. but fewer people are seeing therapists. columbia university researchers points out it shows doctors who are not psychiatrists need to learn better how to diagnose depression. >>> ryan o'neil said he was so fr fr frazzled at his girlfriend's funeral that he actually hit on his own daughter. >> it's been reported that your father didn't recognize tatum at the funeral. she asked do you have a drink on you, do you have a car? what do you think of the story? >> he was flirting with everybody. >> with his daughter? >> my dad is getting up in the
: in the senate majority leader harry reid's spokesman jim manly says -- one factor slowing the process, nominees with background problems, like former senator tom daschle. his cabinet appointment was derailed by tax troubles. meantime, notes the conservative heritage foundation, the president has appointed numerous policy czars. >> t.a.r.p. czar and the great lakes czar, they have all the different czars, the car czar. and numerous other czars, who are making very important, critical decisions in the government, but they don't have to go through senate confirmations. >> reporter: and the prospect of a policy czar overriding them, says one analyst, may well discourage good candidates for some of the executive cabinet positions. the record shows the obama white house is no farther behind on appointments than recent administrations. historians say it just reflects the massive scope of the u.s. government. louise schiavone for cnn, washington. >>> and first this hour -- washington is on a wild spending binge to fight the recession. that means with a little surprise, record-breaking deficits this yea
by friday, the money now available runs dry. senate majority leader, harry reid, warned colleagues if they don't vote by friday, he may keep them in session until they do. that would mean they would miss at least part of their august vacation. ask your questions. joining us live, transportation secretary, ray lahood and chief business correspondent, ali velshi. mr. secretary, let's start with you. as you can imagine, we have a lot of questions for you today. this was a very popular program as soon as it began. doug johnson said, cash for clunkers is nice for people with old cars. how does this not just cost the rest of us billions to buy the new cars? >> well, look at. the program was truly designed to get gas-guzzling cars off the road and to get feel into more fuel efficient automobiles and to be a life line for the automobile industry. both of those goals have been accomplished. the lion's shares of the cars being bought, the average miles are 25 miles a gallon and the older one thars bei older ones that are being traded in are ones that get much better mileage. those goals have
-doing nazis that harry reid and nancy pelosi disparagingly try to portray them as. they are very concerned about the long arm of government reaching in and making huge changes to a health care system that is the best in the world. jon: jehmu, rasmussen reports took a poll of the american people. here are the numbers they came up with. when asked which would be better, passage of the bill working its way through congress or no health care reform passed by congress this year, 35% like the bill that's kind of being formed. 54% said don't do it. i mean, doesn't that suggest that the political winds are aligned against the president and the administration on this one? >> well, i think it's funny because i have worked on a number of campaigns. to say what i'm about to say is probably not good. this poll is being controlled by the millions of dollars that the insurance companies have poured into their methods. they don't want any sort of reform. they don't want to be forced to have competition. they want a man in a suit to get in between a decision that me and my doctor are going to make. so yes,
landing planes, even nancy pelosi, harry reid and barack obama will be elderly some day. >> pat buchanan, i wanted to ask you because sarah palin -- you've followed sarah palin's ark closely. again, something that sarah palin is not helping herself here, talking about these death panels, about how barack obama's plan could lead to the death of little trig. that's not helpful to her on the cause, is it? >> it's not only tough, it is impossible to defend. it's got nothing to do 0 with children. there have been good, frankly, good columns that end of life thing, these professional physician counselors. charles lane had one i think it was saturday in "the washington post" which i thought was excellent and there's no doubt that, look, they are going to cut back benefits, prescription drugs, things like that to some extent for the elderly because all the expenses come in the last six months of life and these are going to have to be cut back. that's what you're seeing that lady, a 74-year-old cancer patient, you're seeing all that concern. that's one of the driving forces, parents and about the
, the transportation secretary called the program a huge boost for the economy. senate majority leader harry reid says he believes there are sufficient votes to get the additional $2 billion approved before the senate goes on summer recess. a recent study finds that the country's seven biggest rail transit operators have about $50 billion in a net capital needs. the house has approved and the senate is considering a request to give washington, d.c.'s metro $150 billion next year. they named the lack of money the metro's biggest problem. they say that service as willis said he will decline if they do not receive funding not yet that follows the crash that killed nine passengers. politicos says that the former inspector general was paid more than $310,000 in exchange for his signature on a separation agreement limiting what he can say about the circumstances of his sudden departure earlier this summer. republican senator chuck grassley says he is wary of the government-controlled companies use of the non-disclosure comment. finally, a top russian general says that russia has no intention of returning u.
on the economy, current events and politics. monday night jillian, chris anderson and harry reid. >> "washington journal" continues. host: now from pittsburgh, suzy madrik. she's coming to us from pittsburgh where they have just concluded next roots nation. the national convention of liberal bloggers and activists. first, suzy, where did you come up with the name "suburban gorilla" how did that happen? guest: when i was a newspaper editor and columnist, i wrote a column for an area in pennsylvania. it is considered the republican counterpart to the democratic regime. i liked the idea, it was suburban and guerilla. they weren't used to people taking pops at them. host: tell us about next roots nation and what is going on up there the past week. guest: i skip most of the panels because this is an opportunity for me to meet and talk with and network with these people. the online colleagues i'm in contact with throughout the rest of the year. there are all kinds of great panels for people who aren't bloggers, all kinds of information about how to be effective some your community, how to get things d
yesterday? guest: i think he was bought on. we have harry reid collins protesters going to these town halls evil mongers. nancy pelosi is saying that they are using nazi-like tactics to silence people. meanwhile, what we reported on, if you go to craigslist can you type in obama and reform, in most cities, you will find seiu, and acorn, and other organizations asking for your help. i guess you have to be subsidized by george soros to be a real activist. host: this is another one, a twitter from a viewer -- guest: nancy pelosi has talked about it. barney frank has been up front with it. what the democrats are doing is not actually legislating in, but there are appointing people to the sec that will start to do this again. we are already seeing, setting local standards and community panels that local radio and tv stations have to be responsible to. this is a way to bring pressure on media outlets to get them to not their views than generally liberal activists do not like. host: delray beach, florida. good morning. caller: i was wondering, when i heard nancy pelosi call people nazis -- and i a
with a number of senate is yet to speak, majority leader harry reid is confident a final confirmation vote will take place this week. also possible, an infusion of funds for the cash for clunkers program and work on a bill promoting u.s. tourism. more live senate coverage at 5:00 p.m. eastern when the gavel comes down on c-span2. we have lots of information on the sonia sotomayor nomination available. the can watch videos of the senate debate. a confirmation hearing with the senate judiciary committee and various speeches she had some given and conference that she has participated in. you can read her written answers to questions from the judiciary committee. that is all available at c-span.org. as the senate continues in their break. we will show you more from washington journal with a chat we had this morning with senator jim rich, republican from idaho. >> host: let's start with one of the big topics, you have said he will oppose her nomination. why is that? >> guest: for the exact same reason president obama opposed the two nominations he voted on. she was kind enough to spend a consid
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